Building learning communities : partnerships, social capital and VET performance /
Contributor(s): Gorringe, Scott | Lacey, JustinePublisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDFISBN: 192117000Xprintedition; 1921170069webeditionSubject(s): Vocational Education | Community Development | Partnership | Skill Development | Regional Planning | Social Capital | Community Building | Regional Development | Educational Participation | National Centre For Vocational Education Research (ncver) | Vocational Education And Training (vet) | EducationOnline Resources: Electronic copy
This study examines the nature of the impact of vocational education and training (VET), and its project-based activities and partnerships, on the development of sustainable communities in regional Australia. It finds that VET plays a critical role as the entry point to learning and builds considerable social and other forms of capital in regional communities. The study points to new opportunities to integrate these assets into strategic regional development.